Already since 1828 oatmeal is eaten in the area of the Netherlands; as breakfast, when you were sick, as dessert or whenever you were hungry. At that time milk farmers were selling oatmeal porridge, which was based on their secret recipe. Still, oatmeal is a popular breakfast item in the Netherlands. It’s easy to make, cheap and has a lot of health benefits. This recipe is lovely on a cold morning because of all the warm spices.
Oatmeal & Prune Porridge
- Cooking pan
- Baking pan
- 4 tbsp Oatmeal The type of oats used will decide the cooking time. In this recipe oatmeal flakes are used.
- 300 ml Oat Milk or Regular milk
- 5 dried Prunes
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- Pinch of Ginger
- 2 Tangerine
- 2 tbsp Ginger Syrup
- Walnuts or other nuts
- Cut the prunes in smaller pieces. Heat the milk with the oats, prunes, cinnamon, ginger & zest of the tangerine. Stir the oat mixture during the heating to make sure it cooks evenly.
- Roast the walnuts in a baking pan. When toasted, add juice of half a tangerine and the ginger syrup. Bring to the boil and then turn off the heat.
- The oats are ready when the milk and oats are mixed together and the consistency is a bit thicker. It was probably take about 5 minutes.
- Put the oats in a bowl & top with nuts, syrup and tangerine.